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Congratulations, Laura, Your Experience Matters

Mon July 20, 2020 News

Congratulations to our Founder and Managing Partner, Laura Gross! This year, she celebrates 30 years of helping clients avoid and solve legal issues in the workplace. Workplace law was a natural choice for Laura. From an early age, she understood the importance of work and self-sufficiency. Growing up, she worked […]

Health Care Practitioners Exposed to COVID-19 – CDC Guidance

Mon July 13, 2020 Publications

The CDC has issued specialized guidance on employers’ obligations when health care practitioner (HCP) employees are exposed to COVID-19. The guidance covers obligations related to four different circumstances: The HCP is exposed without adequate personal protection equipment; The HCP is symptomatic and returns to work; An infected HCP returns to […]

What Free Speech? Social Media Pitfalls for Public Employees

Tue June 30, 2020 Publications

On July 6, 2016, the aftermath of Philando Castile’s shooting by a Minnesota police officer was live-streamed on Facebook. The next day, Anthony Venable, an officer with the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Police Department (MNPD), posted a number of comments in a Facebook conversation including: “Yeah, I would have […]

What to Do When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mon June 29, 2020 Publications

This checklist for employers is based on recently issued guidance from CDC, OSHA, and EEOC on how to respond upon learning an employee is infected with COVID-19. 1. Maintain the employee’s confidentiality. Do not identify to others the infected employee’s name or other identifying information. Confidentiality is required by the […]

OSHA’s Brand New Guidelines for Reopening

Sun June 21, 2020 Publications

On June 18, 2020, OSHA issued its Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID- 19, a 32-page downloadable booklet (link below). This supplements the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The guidance describes how a COVID-19 outbreak could affect workplaces and […]